They will open their own IP of 21 games and Katamari is included (but no music). That means, you might be able to make new Katamari games but for only smart phone, web browser and new network device. Or might use it at school/class. But for only people/company in Japan. Sounds like they give us good creative opportunity to make something new one. But I’m uncomfortable/mixed feeling about this. I know Katamari is not mine, of course. I can’t blame their decision. But seems like they just couldn’t make the best use their IP despite they are game developer. I should buy back Katamari IP from them.
It must be difficult to see an IP you had a hand in creating be given to others to develop, instead of having the chance to do so yourself. However, I do believe that the last line on buying back the IP was more of a “thinking out-loud” moment.